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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Genesis 33

Verse 1

men = Hebrew sing, 'ish ( App-14 ), as we use the expression "400 foot". When plural, used only of angels.

Verse 4

and kissed him. This is one of the Hebrew words with "extraordinary points", to show that the Massorites thought it should be omitted. See App-31 . It should read, "and fell on his neck and wept"; without kissing. This is the custom in Genesis. Compare Genesis 45:14 ; Genesis 46:29 .

Verse 9

enough = abundance, plenty.

Verse 10

Jacob said. Figure of speech Ellipsis . ( App-6 ). Ellipsis should be supplied thus: "Jacob [refused, and] said. "

Verse 13

men. Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint read "I".

Verse 15

What needeth it? Hebrew What for? or Why so? Figure of speech Erotesis and Ellipsis ( App-6 )= Why [have] anything?

Verse 17

booths. Hebrew. succoth. Hence the name. First occurance.

Verse 18

came to Shalem, a city of Shechem; read, came in peace to the city of Shechem; the Hebrew Shalem means peace.

Verse 19

Hamor. Probably a title, like Abimelech and Pharaoh.

Verse 20

El-elohe-Israel - "GOD-the God-of-Israel", but not the place for this altar. Compare Genesis 35:1 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Genesis 33". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/genesis-33.html. 1909-1922.